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'The Office' Spin Off Falls Flat

NBC’s The Office will wrap up its seven-year run after this season. Many fans were hoping beet farmer Dwight Schrute would return to television in a spin off with his crazy family, however Schrute’s character will be laid to rest with the rest of The Office cast. Deadline.com reported that NBC rejected the new show, despite all of the hype surrounding it. Rainn Wilson, the actor who plays the oddball farmer, took to Twitter to confirm rumors. He tweeted, “NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show,”  he he added “Had a blast making the pilot – onwards & upwards!”

The rejection comes as a shock because the episode hasn’t even aired yet. NBC still plans to air the pilot, however will not go any further. It’s another tnteresting decision by NBC  to air the pilot, even though the show has already failed. I’m guessing Schrute fanatics will be sorely disappointed to hear they only get one episode of their favorite beet farmers and NBC will recieve some backlash.

Personally, I think this was a wise decision from NBC. Dwight Schrute is a hilarious character, but it would just be too much to watch 30 minutes of just him and his family. Characters like Schrute are funny in small doses, but would just be annoying to watch full time. Most members of the cast seem to be doing just fine with the shows cancellation. John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer are enjoying a budding movie acting careers, while Mindy Kaling has already seen success with her new show on Fox The Mindy Project.  Another alum,. Angela Kinsey has already been cast in a new show on Fox alongside Rachel Harris. 

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  1. JJ Goode says:

    I’m glad to see this not happening, because I’m a diehard fan of The Office. It would just drive us all to hate the great character that is Dwight. I will, however, feel nostalgic for The Office’s final moments, so I’m going to save the entirety of the final season to my DISH Hopper. It has plenty of memory, so I never have any problems saving everything I want to. The only thing left that I have to do is convince one of my coworkers at DISH to realize that Dwight and Jim are one of the best comedic rivalries of all time. Cheers to the right call on small doses of Schrute.

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